To encourage older people to stay active and pursue their interests, the Royal Voluntary Service have created GrandFest. This is a celebration of skills that older people can pass on to younger generations.

Over the years, the RVS have brought together GrandMakers; a team of people over the age of 60 who have a traditional skill they enjoy sharing with others. These GrandMakers present masterclasses to small groups at their GrandFest events. Past masterclasses have included jam-making, crochet, weaving, dancing, bread making and woodworking.

The RVS are looking for potential GrandMakers to join their team. If you have a skill that you’d like to share with others, or know someone who would make a good GrandMaker, you can apply at grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.

The main GrandFest event will be at Spitalfields in London on Sunday 18th June. In addition, there will be a number of smaller events across the UK.

GrandMakers chosen for GrandFest in London will need to be over 70, but anyone over 60 (by 18th June 2017) can apply to take part in the regional events.

The Royal Voluntary Service is Cosyfeet’s charity of the year. We are raising money to help fund the important work they do to improve the lives of older people across Britain, helping them stay active, independent and socially connected.

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